Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has been detained in southern France over new allegations of rape, officials say.

The alleged incident took place in a hotel in Saint-Tropez.

No further details were given.

The 33-year-old is already on bail over an alleged rape case dating back to 2016 and was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of another assault.

Mr Lamjarred’s 2015 hit Lmaallem has become the most-viewed song by an Arab artist on YouTube.

It has been seen more than 650 million times.

Prosecutors in the south-eastern city of Draguignan, near Saint-Tropez, told AFP news agency that the latest case was “complex” and involved two “radically opposed versions of events”.